As an alumnus of the Engineering and Technology Management program and a Coast Guard officer, I enjoyed reading the article â€˜Coast Guard Officers Find Unlikely Fitâ€˜ by Doug McPherson [fall/winter 2013]. Similar to the sentiments offered by Tony Hahn MS â€™04 and Ed Aponte MS â€™13, I was drawn to the program over Stanford, Purdue and Johns Hopkins due to the applied focus of the curriculum and experiences articulated by Hahn and Tim Barelli MS â€™09.
However, I was surprised and disappointed to find that my name was left off the list of Coast Guard ETM Program alumni. The correct number of graduates is eight. I graduated with an MS in 2011.
I continue to expound on the caliber of the ETM experience. During my stint, I helped invigorate the Economics and Business Graduate Student Association, which provided opportunities for growing the social activities of the cohort while serving as a forum to expand professional exposure.
Eugene McGuinness MS â€™11, Lieutenant Commander, USCG